Pacific Cable Act 1924

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1924 c. 19

Pacific Cable Act, 1924

(14 & 15 Geo. 5.) CHAPTER 19.

An Act to extend the powers of the Pacific Cable Board.

[14th July 1924]

Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

S-1 Extension of powers of Pacific Cable Board.

1 Extension of powers of Pacific Cable Board.

(1) The Pacific Cable Board may, subject to the approval of each of the governments represented on the Board, undertake as agents for and at the expense of the governments of any parts of His Majesty's Dominions any work in connection with telegraphic communication, whether by means of cables or by means of wireless telegraphy, within their existing sphere of operations and within the Caribbean area:

Provided that the accounts of any work so undertaken shall be kept separate and distinct from all other accounts of the Board.

(2) Any work undertaken by the Board as agents for His Majesty's Government before the commencement of this Act in connection with any trans-atlantic cable worked by that Government shall be deemed to have been within the powers of the Board.

(3) The Board, in the event of its undertaking work in connection with telegraphic communication in the West Indies, shall have power to provide and supply to the West Indies a news service similar to the news service supplied by telegraph companies at the commencement of this Act.

S-2 Short title.

2 Short title.

2. This Act may be cited as thePacific Cable Act, 1924, and the Pacific Cable Act, 1901, the Pacific Cable (Amendment) Act, 1902, the Pacific Cable Act, 1911, and this Act may be cited together as the Pacific Cable Acts, 1901 to 1924.

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